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  • $75.00
    Many considerations go into a licensing agreement. A well-drafted agreement must address all of the complexities inherent in the parties’ relationships and must anticipate all potential contingencies, providing a mechanism for dealing with them.
    This 36-page paper covers a selection of common topics relating to licensing, including:  intellectual property due diligence, types of licensing arrangements, licensing grants and use restrictions, royalty provisions, risk allocation, term and termination, technology licenses, software licenses and related maintenance and support services, and ‘software as a service’ agreements.
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Technology Contracts program in September, 2015.
  • $55.00
    In this paper, the author discusses the service level agreement (SLA) from the context of IT outsourcing or online service relationships (for instance cloud computing services or software as a service). He describes the typical SLA and goes on to discuss the issues surrounding SLAs from both the service provider’s and the customer’s perspective. He also offers insight into the role of counsel in the life of an SLA, providing a checklist of common SLA provisions. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Technology Contracts program in September, 2015.  
  • Current market conditions have accentuated the traditional bid-ask spread between buyers and sellers in strategic and financial mergers and acquisitions.  But, both the financial imperative facing sellers and unique buying opportunities for buyers presents an opportunity for creative transaction structures.  This paper delves into some ideas.
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Buying and Selling a Business seminar in April 2015.
     
  • This author, a Chartered Financial Analyst and an MBA, discusses the issues surrounding planning an exit from one’s business. The key is to shift your thinking, to see your firm as an investment rather than a vehicle for employment.  Specific topics include:  early exit planning and a buyer’s perspective on valuation.
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Buying and Selling a Business seminar in April 2015.
     
  • The issues surrounding employment, labour, human rights and privacy often influence the structure of a sale transaction.  This paper outlines the important considerations relating to those issues in Alberta and in the federal jurisdiction.
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Buying and Selling a Business seminar in April 2015.
     
  • This author discusses commonly negotiated and frequently misunderstood contractual provisions and issues in purchase and sale agreements in Alberta, Specifically, he deals with sandbagging clauses, indemnity provisions, joint versus several liability, survival versus limitation periods, break fees and representation and warranty insurance.
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Buying and Selling a Business seminar in April 2015.
     
  • This author, representing a major pipeline company, discusses some of the issues that arise during construction contract negotiations and dispute resolution from the perspective of owners of large construction projects. The author specifically addresses those issues that arise during contract performance, including the release of holdback bonds, satisfying the math element of substantial performance, and getting help from owners in dealing with defaulting contractors. This paper was presented at LESA’s Construction Law program offered in February 2015.
  • 61926.05
    $45.00
    In this paper, the authors provide a detailed look at CCDC (Canadian Construction Documents Committee) contracts. Specifically, they look at the purpose of CCDC contracts, common contracts, common issues relating to these contracts and subjects on which they are silent. This paper was presented at LESA’s Construction Law program offered in February 2015.  
  • This paper discusses and summarizes the key principles and recent developments in the law of tendering. Specifically, it looks at the law relating to the ability of contractors to escape the downside of a bad bid and the liability of owners to disappointed bidders, beginning with the decision in Ron Engineering. This paper was presented at LESA’s Construction Law program offered in February 2015.
  • This paper represents an overview of the various tax issues that can arise under the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act in a transaction. It focuses on typical issues in the purchase and sale of a business, for instance, GST issues, purchase price allocation, rollovers, and withholding taxes. This paper was presented as part of LESA’s Junior Solicitor Business Law Basics program in November 2014.  
  • This author provides junior solicitors with an overview of the potential forms of business structure typically encountered in a solicitor's practice in Alberta. As well, she provides guidance on best practices in preparing minutes of corporate directors meetings, exploring issues like when to use a directors' resolution as a practical alternative to minutes of a meeting. This paper was presented as part of LESA’s Junior Solicitor Business Law Basics program in November 2014.